Poster for the premiere of Mahler's 8th symphony, 1910

Mahler Cycle Χ

Co-production with Megaron - the Athens Concert Hall

Twenty-seven years have passed since the Athens State Orchestra performed the historic Greek première of the Symphony of a Thousand at the Megaron Athens Concert Hall. Now, Greece's two premier musical institutions are to join forces once again in a true musical ‘extravaganza’ to mark the completion of our Mahler Cycle. And it has to be said that Mahler's Eight Symphony contains elements that are a good deal more impressive than the host of musicians on stage. Most impressive of all is the music’s blazing hymn to Eros, which it approaches as a driving force of life, as Man's only "salvation", as the essence of our communication with God.

Fri., 8 May. 2020 20:30

Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall

Christos Lambrakis Hall
Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand' for orchestra, 8 voices, 2 mixed choruses and children's chorus
Alexandra Steiner, soprano
Eleni Calenos, soprano
Sofia Kyanidou, soprano
Mary-Ellen Nesi, mezzo-soprano
Marina Fideli, mezzo-soprano
Mario Zeffiri, tenor
Dimitris Platanias, baritone
Marius Bolos, bass
Stefanos Tsialis

Amadeus mixed choir of Sofia

Greek Radio Choir

Athens Municipal Choir

Rosarte Children's Choir

19:45, free introductory speech by Titos Gouvelis for ticket holders


Ticket price: 70€, 62€, 52€, 42€, 30€, 19€ and 13€ (concessions)
Advance ticket sale: 17/02/2020